Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dress Suggestions for Santa Lucia Day

Happy feast of the Immaculate Conception!   I don't think I'll ever celebrate this feast without remembering and thanking God for the good news we received on this feast, two years ago today!   It's hard to believe that much time has passed already...

Anyways, I have had quite a few emails lately asking where I purchased our dresses for Santa Lucia Day...   Unfortunately the lovely dresses that my older girls have are not currently available where I purchased them, just the doll sized version. Update: no longer available, link removed. (My girls gowns also came with a pink ribbon/bow sewed to the neckline, which I carefully removed).  

Last year I just used one of my white t-shirts for Rose (which works great for toddlers!) and this year I have been looking for a dress for her to wear.   I bought the big girls their dresses extra extra big back in 2008 and have been cinching them up with the ribbon each year, so we still don't have a hand-me-down for Rose.

I had been looking and finally ran across this cute little imported Scandinavian Swedish Dress for Lucia with Red Ribbon Sash on Ebay!   It is currently available in 4 sizes, and I ordered the XS for Rose. It arrived today and I still need to wash it, but I did try it her to show you all.  It is slightly see-through, which seems to be the case with most white gowns, but I think it is really cute especially the collar and sleeves!

Here are a few other dress options as well:
*If anyone else has additional suggestions, please leave them in the comment box and I will add them to this list.

Additional ideas for celebrating the Feast of St. Lucy can be found in the archives:


  1. Thank you! Rose looks darling!

  2. Hi! I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now--we were received into the Church Easter 2011--and it has really helped me to establish traditions for our family centering around the liturgical year. Thank you!

    For our St. Lucia celebration, we got a white cotton nightgown for our daughter from this website and I just bought some red ribbon to use as a sash. Since the items are handmade and, I think, made to order, it takes a few weeks to be delivered, so it might be too late to order for this year. But it's never too early to think about next year (as I've come to learn)!

    Hope that's helpful for someone!

    1. So sweet! Thank you for sharing the link, I'll add it to the post! Those nightgowns are perfect! I shouldn't have waited so long to ask you all for suggestions! :)

      And welcome to the Church!! May God bless you and your family!

  3. We use the girls' white petticoat from April Cornell.

    1. Ooh! That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the link!

  4. Thank you so much for including my gown on Etsy! I especially made it with a lining so that precious little girls can wear it for special events without embarrassment of seeing through glad to see that you find it appropriate for St. Lucia!

    Your St. Nicholas celebration looks exactly like what my in-laws do in The Netherlands!

    Best regards,
    Janet Vandermeulen

  5. Great resources, Jessica. You reminded me that our dress might be a bit too small this year. I made a simple white dress out of cotton years ago to use as an angel costume, but I think it will be too small this year. Either I better get to sewing something or order something soon!

  6. Do you know a good place to purchase a doll size version of the dress that is reasonably priced? Thanks!

    1. I'm sorry, I don't really know of any great sources right now... We have the retired Lucia American girl dress for Kirsten (maybe check ebay?) that you can see in this post:

      We also have one made by a friend and the one previously sold by The Little Habit on Etsy, but I think she's taking a break now too... Maybe search Etsy?


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